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MacArthur's annual festival is full of great fun and food

Faculty, students, parents and the surrounding community at MacArthur High School had a great time at this year's 8th annual Mactoberfest. Coordinated by PALS, the fun-filled festival featured activities like sumo suit wrestling, jello eating contests and classic bean bag toss games, along with great food and music.

Each booth at the festival was run by a school club as they hope to raise money for their organizations. This year, PALS made approximately $2,000, which will be donated to the Challenger League at McAllister Park and Alamo Heights.

Following Mactoberfest, the campus lined up for the Brahma March. This year's Grand Marshall was Gary DeLaune. MacArthur has been like a second home to DeLaune as he has substituted at the campus on a regular basis. With this year being the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the campus decided to give DeLaune the honor. In 1963, DeLaune was a reporter in Dallas and was the first to break the story about the assassination.

"We are honoring Mr. DeLaune for his years of service to San Antonio and to MacArthur," said Peter Martinez, principal at MacArthur. "But we are also recognizing him for his role as a living part of history."

Sumo Wrestling

Students sumo suit wrestle at the PALS booth.

Bean Bag Toss

A MacArthur student works on her bean bag tossing skills at the
Electrical Systems Technology booth.


Faculty and students get a good laugh as students try to eat jello with no hands.



Posted on October 30, 2013